Click Beetle
Elateridae

brown click beetle
I find many click beetles hanging around my porch light throughout the summer and this brown one is
the most prevalent.  Click Beetle adults eat plants and the larvae eat seeds, root, and sometimes other
insects. They make a clicking noise, hence the name, and if they are turned on their backs, they will
click and flip into the air, righting themselves.  They are probably fun to play with if you enjoy
handling beetles (ick!).  Read more about them on Wikipedia.  © Carol Davis, 7-10-10

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